Saturday, May 7, 2011

Melt Down Man

I would love to say that this is the angelic face that we have embraced this week.

So sweet....  so innocent.... so lovable...

But alas, the J-man has been more like this:

Still cute and lovable, for sure, but more prickles and thorns than any rose bush.  J-man has erupted into a full-fledged control freak with superhuman capabilities to meltdown.  If melting down was a superpower, he would be wearing a cape and a MDM symbol of his chest.  Melt Down Man, capable of exhausting his parents in one single tantrum!!!  He has driven me to make emergency phone calls to my special-needs-momma-posse for advice and help.

I got some good advice, and we have started implementing it today.  No miracles, alas, but we are gonna commit to setting some bigger boundaries and consequences.  An consistent approach to his overwhelming emotional upsets. 

You know, that whole "parenting" thing. 

So Happy Mother's Day to all those mommies and mommy-helpers out there. 

Say a prayer or cross your fingers that I make it through this particular level of mommie-h-e-l-l.


PART III : This post was submitted for the S-O-S Best of the Best series on Anxiety published on May 15th, 2011.

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